A night after Binghamton ran Elmira through the ringer with an 8-3 victory the River Sharks were looking for an opportunity to come out strong in front of their home crowd at First Arena. Despite initially getting some strong opportunities and leading the shots on goal battle as well as controlling the puck for the majority of the beginning of the game, all efforts fell on a hot goaltender.
The scoring didn't commence until the second period, but as the saying goes when it rains it pours. The Hat Tricks ran Spencer Kozlowski from the game 12:24 into the second period after Connor Woolley, Brandon Stojcevski, Jarod Yau, and Nick DiNicola all found the back of the net even strength. Unfortunately, things did not fair better for Danick Rodrigue who allowed goals from Stojcevski, Woolley, and a pair from Jonny Ruiz. The one shred of light for the River Sharks came as Frank Trazzera scored his first goal of the season 19:19 into the third period to break the shutout bid for Connor McCollum.
Kozlowski and Rodrigue both stopped 12 or 16 in the loss.
The River Sharks are back in action at the First Arena on Friday November 24th at 7:05 pm and then Saturday November 25th at 6:07 pm. Go online to Ticketmaster or by calling 607-734-PUCK to get tickets today!